LAIKA is the story of planet Earth’s first voyager into space. She was the Russian dog launched into orbit in 1957 aboard the Soviet satellite Sputnik II, only the second such vehicle ever to be launched. Sputniks I and II heralded the space race and the age of information and technology we now live in. How did a small dog get caught up in such a pivotal moment in human history? This book tells her tale, and that of the scientists, engineers, politicians and kennel keepers who helped set her upon this momentous journey…
LAIKA has been continuously in print since it was first published in 2007, when it received numerous international storytelling awards and has been translated into ten foreign language editions. It is widely considered to be a classic of the medium and continues to be a gateway book for those who have never experienced the joy of graphic novels and comics.
Eisner Award Winner
YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year
Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
NYPL Books for the Teen Age
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens
Napoli Comicon Micheluzzi award winner
Le Bourget Festival du Livre Aéronautique winner.